Werner Sombart

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Werner Sombart
Nicola Perscheid - Werner Sombart vor 1930.jpg
A 1930 photograph of Sombart, by Nicola Perscheid
Born (1863-01-19)19 January 1863
Ermsleben, Germany
Died 18 May 1941(1941-05-18) (aged 78)
Berlin
Nationality Flag of Germany.svg German
Scientific career
Fields economics, sociology, history
Institutions

University of Breslau
Handelshochschule Berlin

Frederick William University

Werner Sombart (January 19, 1863–May 18, 1941) was a German economist and sociologist and was an important social scientist to Europe during the early 20th century.

Life and work[change | change source]

Sombart was born in Ermsleben, Harz. He was the son of Anton Ludwig Sombart, a rich liberal politician, industrialist. Werner studied at the universities in Pisa, Berlin, and Rome, learning both law and economics. In 1888, he received his Ph.D. from Berlin.